BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Former Atlanta Falcons teach moms the same safety techniques that high school coaches are teaching their own kids on the field. Coaches say concussions are one of the biggest issues athletes face. They've had quite a few players receive concussions last year.
"We want them to know that we are using proper procedure so when a kid has a concussion we want to make sure we're doing the right things," said Bainbridge High School Coach Jeff Littleton.
Former Falcons players will teach moms safety techniques in the classrooms, then the moms head out on the field and practice.
Coach Littleton added, "The kinds of things that we want them to be aware of concussions, and those proper tackling techniques the moms are going to go through drills on the field and be able to do some of those things the kids are doing on the field."
Experts hope by showing moms how to properly tackle other players...they will encourage their kids to use the same techniques. The Bainbridge High School Administrator says she's participating in the program because her son had a concussion when played football.
"It was scary it was a scary adventure of course nothing to worry about but at that time if we had some type of training at that time I think it would have alleviated concerns even more," said Vonda Hubbard, Bainbridge High School Administrator.
The Atlanta Falcons Mom Clinic starts on February 2nd at 6pm at Bainbridge High School. The program is free but you must register to sign up.
To register for the moms football camp visit Atlanta Falcons